1834 - 1897
The Nile Cataract, Aswan
inscribed Carl Hasch and titled Nilkatarakte bei Assuan on a label on the stretcher (presumably by the artist)
oil on canvas
59 by 79cm., 23 by 31in.
framed: 75 by 95cm., 29½ by 37½in.
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The canvas has been lined and is securely attached to a keyed wooden stretcher.
The paint surface is stable.
There is one small spot of paint loss in the rocks in the lower right quadrant, as visible in the catalogue illustration. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals scattered retouchings, including:
- areas of retouching in the sky;
- clusters of small spots of retouching in the rocks in the foreground; and
- strokes of retouching in the water in the centre of the composition.
Some of these retouchings have also somewhat discoloured in time and are also visible upon close inspection.
Otherwise, this work presents well and is in good condition.
Presented in a decorative gilt frame.
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